Looking for a side to watch in the 4th U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball this spring? The duo of 2015 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur champion Lauren Greenlief and Katie Miller certainly fit that bill.
Greenlief, 27, of Oakton, Va., and Miller, 33, of Jeannette, Pa., shot a final-round 8-under 64 to claim the 71st Women’s International Four-Ball Championship at The Wanderers Club in Wellington, Fla., on Wednesday, Feb. 14. The duo recently formed a partnership, and last fall qualified for the Women’s Four-Ball, to be played at El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana, Calif., April 28 - May 2. Their final-round performance catapulted them to a five-shot victory over Tara Joy Connelly and 2000 U.S. Girls’ Junior champion Ina Kim.
It was the third straight year Miller had won the title, having partnered with Charlotte Daughan in 2016 and 2017.
Miller has qualified for all four U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championships, but with different partners each time. Greenlief and fellow Virginian Alexandra Austin advanced to the semifinals in 2016 at Streamsong Resort, the same year Miller and partner Kristin Obush reached the quarterfinals.